A New Horizon for the Study of Xiqu History: A Review of Essays of the History of Hanchu Opera
Chen Jianping;Dramatic Writing Department at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts;
Essays of the History of Hanchu Opera, co-authored by Zhu Weiming and two other scholars,has shown some distinctive features compared to other monographs on the history of Xiqu. Firstly, this work treats both the texts and the stage as ingredients of history. Secondly, it adopts multiple methods in research. Thirdly, it shows identification with the culture of hanchu opera. The book is of great importance to the research of hanchu opera and other Xiqu, and to the studies of the history of Xiqu. It treats the development of hanchu opera in the broad horizon of the history of Chinese Xiqu and,supported by a great many details, places hanchu opera in a proper position; it is a model in the academic field for the study of Xiqu history and will inspire new research on other local Xiqu.Professor Zhu Weiming and her team have made admirable efforts in the collection and analysis of materials, and the morale in their writing is to be applauded.
【CateGory Index】： J809.2